I had to soldier on: Fungisai

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By Vongai Mbara

Do you remember that time when musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave was attacked, criticised, judged and bullied for her dressing and collaboration with Zimdancehall artist Killer T?

Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave
Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave

Many laughed at her, her pictures were butchered and photoshopped and she was called names and given the tag ‘good girl gone bad’.

She was on spotlight for performing in clubs and wearing “raunchy” clothes on stage

Some even went as far as claiming that she had lost it in her career.

But this did not stop the award-winning musician from doing what she knows best, which is music.

Currently holding eight awards, Fungisai has done international tours, released a successful album and is preparing for the United Kingdom Summer festival which is fast approaching.

In an interview, Fungisai said although people criticised her, she always knew that she was destined for greatness.

“I have always believed that my dream shall come true and that it shall not die. My faith in God and His promises are so true that I do not accept defeat from whatever negative force,” said Fungisai.

During the tough times she went through, Fungisai at some point threatened to quit music.

“I have never been so confident of myself and now I know quitting music is not my blood. I am determined to shine for my family, husband, children and everyone who has contributed and supported this new ‘church person’ label,” she said.

Fungisai also said that she does not hold any grudges against people who attacked her.

“I don’t hold anything against them since they had misunderstood me. They did not know, but now I know that their attitude has changed as facts unfolded to them,” she said.

This time around Fungisai is determined to take her music career to another level.

“I am ready to take my space as a woman and Christian in the male and circular dominated industry,” said Fungisai. The Herald

  • Kushaya mari, kwangu kushaya mari kwanditadzisa kuverenga link…… thi utheiwo vaverenga….

  • Ko munombo nyora enyu here ma articles or kungo dzura from the Herald?

  • Amai mune talenta

  • Life yangu magafa iphoto inoumbwa nemanegative saka bhasopo…Negatives should make you stronger. No one have the right to judge you. Live your life the way you want it to be coz when your time is up on earth; No one will lend yu even a second of his or her life.

  • I just wonder why some people do not accept criticism at times. Are people supposed to always praise whatever come across their way in order to be classified as good. Criticising what you don’t like doesn’t mean that you are judging someone. Fungisai has a right to do what she wants, and on the other hand people have got a right to choose whether to classify what Fungisai does as either rubbish or good stuff. That is what is called freedom of opinion. Tongorumbidza zvesezvese nekuda kwetsika nenyadzi here??

  • Ndinoda Nyika

    Buthchered ???? Or doctored ?

  • But you were wrong…your body is a temple of God so you should dress like one…

  • Who can offer this gogo a new picture?

  • She never did anything wrong .kutonga hakusi kwepano pasi, who are u to judge her.kana uchida kutonga ifa uende kudenga & haundotongi ndiwe unotondotongwa kkkkkk Big op Fungie #MyLegend